Catmint herb shredded, Nepetae catariae herba, Nepeta cataria
Catnip has been used in European folk medicine for generations as a calming agent for body and mind.
To make a cup of catnip tea, place 1-3 teaspoons of dried catnip herb in a teacup and pour a cup of hot, not boiling water. Cover the infusion and leave it to steep for 10-15 minutes.
Catnip can also be ingested through smoking the herb.
Active constituents: essential oils containing nepetalactone, tannins, bitter principle